Bengaluru FC Appoints Stephen Constantine as Head Coach Following Simon Grayson’s Departure

Bengaluru FC, reacting swiftly after parting ways with Simon Grayson, has appointed Englishman Stephen Constantine as their new head coach. Constantine, who previously served two terms as the coach for India’s national side, signed a two-year deal with the ISL team. The decision to bring in Constantine came after Grayson left the club following their 0-4 defeat to Mumbai City FC.

The announcement of Constantine’s appointment was made on the club’s social media platform. Constantine, recently released by Pakistan after a brief stint where he played a crucial role in their progress to the second round of the World Cup qualifiers, is expected to bring his experience and strategic insights to Bengaluru FC.

The departure of Simon Grayson was described as a mutual agreement between the coach and the club, as revealed in a statement on social media. Grayson openly criticized his own players after the 4-0 defeat, marking their fourth loss in nine games. Bengaluru FC’s CEO, Parth Jindal, expressed disappointment and hinted at upcoming changes after the defeat, possibly indicating Grayson’s removal and a broader shift in the team’s strategy. Jindal emphasized that the recent performance was not reflective of the Bengaluru FC he knows and that changes were necessary for the team’s improvement.